The house that Chris built

Dressed to quilt

I have always admired the quilted trend. The craft of quilting has utilitarian roots that date back to the Crusades, but as far as fashion history is concerned, it all began with Chanel’s iconic 2.55 bag. Quilted fabric gives objects […]

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Annual Sale List Leak

  • 24 August 2016    
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Earlier this week, the stock list for our annual sale was leaked across several prominent social media channels. The public response to our normally closely guarded secret has been overwhelming. But please note that we cannot reserve sale items ahead […]

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The Metal of the Moment

Black has always been one of my favourite colours. The colour resonates in many of our products, but the black metal trend is hardly new. In fact, medieval nobility were the first to use wrought iron as decorative accents in their homes. […]

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A trend that’s enjoying time in the sun

From the catwalk to the sidewalk, and hair to homeware, the style-conscious have taken a major shine to the faded trend. I associate it with low-maintenance and a casual, carefree style, the emergence of this trend ties in perfectly with […]

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Set in Stone

  • 22 December 2015    
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Concrete comes in from the cold Having recently completed an extensive building project at Misty Cliffs near Cape Point, I consider myself intimately acquainted with concrete. It really is the humblest of materials: a hard wearing blend of gravel, sand, […]

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The Stylish Stone Age

  • 14 December 2015    
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It used to be the Italians who had the edge on the marble business. But returning from a recent trip to India, I couldn’t help notice how things have changed. My travels led me to Jaipur, where towering, seemingly insurmountable […]

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Flashes of Brilliance

  • 1 December 2015    
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THE BURNISHED PRECIOUS METALS TREND When it comes to my home, I’ve never been much of a fan of the flashy stuff. I personally prefer natural, earthy tones over the bright and burnished. However, I’ll make an exception for copper […]

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Portraits of
the World’s
Remotest Tribes

It can be hard to stand out in our homogenous Western society, with its proliferation of blue jeans and flat-pack furniture. Yet in spite of the relentless march of modernity, Planet Earth is still a wild place. From the mountains […]

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Black and White and Chic all over

  • 22 June 2015    
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Black and White is an iconic colour scheme in the style scene. I consider it to be the most classic of combinations, representing a modern, cool and assertive look. From catwalks and closets, to interiors and style blogs, it’s making […]

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Chairs to Complement Your Lifestyle

  • 28 May 2015    
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Consider for a moment how a chair can fit you and your home. A chair collection, capable of complementing the most diverse of décor styles, exists. Think unique pieces, iconic styles, and functional designs that turn a simple chair into […]

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The Sartorially Inclined Anatolians Are Here

  • 16 March 2015    
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A collection of modern heirlooms for your floor with a sartorially inclined elegance that ups the ante.

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Still Life With Natural History

  • 24 February 2015    
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This Alpine ski lodge is evidence of a renewed fascination with objects steeped in a natural history. Collections of bone, horns, antlers, skulls and found objects such as these remind me of the plains and the outback, bush and bundu.

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Fire. Earth. Water. Air.

  • 16 February 2015    
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Look what Portugal has brought to the table now. A style of stoneware that speaks of that era of robust honesty. Nothing trying too hard to be anything but useful, strong and beautifully formed. Good values, those.

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Ola Portugal

  • 15 February 2015    
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Blue, white and natural all over. A look that defines the height of summer and the space to just be. When it’s thirty in the shade, and the pages of your book curl up to the sun, this kind of cottage feels like the natural place to be. Rustic charm in huge abundance.

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Stockholm 2015: A Frame For Life

This week all eyes are on Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015, as the design community honours Ilse Crawford for her indelible impact on contemporary design.

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Elle Decoration Trends Issue

  • 4 February 2015    
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The story of our Cape Town apartment, as told in pictures by Elle Decoration in their latest Trends issue, which is also their 100th.

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Bom Dia! Sangria Verde

  • 31 January 2015    
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A refreshing take on the classic Spanish – Portuguese summer fruit punch, all this Sangria Verde needs is a nice hot day. As we head into Feb, keep the recipe close at hand and bring out your lab jars, carafes and Portuguese ceramic pitchers to make it pukka.

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Portraits Of A Ceramicist

  • 28 January 2015    
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A ceramicist’s conversation with his materials at the wheel results in achingly simple, inspired forms.

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A Basketful Of Hoi An

The colourful baskets now at Weylandts are such vivid reminders of our travels in Vietnam last year. Entering into the sprawling markets of ancient cities like Hoi An and Hanoi sets the senses alight. The colours, the smells, the noisy natter of bargaining filling the air.

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A Philosophy Of Palettea

  • 18 January 2015    
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A snapshot of eternal elegance, in ivory and charcoal, black and white. Cool, calm and devoutly disciplined.

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